Week of November 24, 2012
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It’s awesome. Every week, we all get a chance to tell everyone what new books we’ve gotten so that we can tell you guys and we can all drool and squee together! Huzzah for squees! Stacking the Shelves is another weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. They’re both awesome memes and I love meeting all of you through them!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Got some pretty sweet books this week, and some excellent deals for my kindle, too! HOLLA!
Amazon | Goodreads
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (February 5, 2013 from Roaring Brook Press). I’ve been really looking forward to reading this book from Marcus Sedgwick, despite never having read any of his work so far. Because this one sounds so freaking intriguing: it’s basically the story of these two souls, I guess, who keep finding eachother in different bodies/incarnations throughout time. There’s paranormal biz, romance, family issues and pretty much who knows what else. At least I think MIDWINTERBLOOD is about these things. I don’t know if I could describe it any differently. Thanks, Roaring Brook for the ARC!!!
So Close To You: So Close To You #1 by Rachel Carter. (Amazon | Goodreads)
Guys, Harper has some pretty awesome e-books on sale over Amazon way right now, and this one is just an example (more to follow, though). For $2.99, I snagged this book about some science experiment gone haywire, disappearing people, time travel, etc. It sounds pretty great, and at that cheapo price? I’ll definitely give it a whirl.
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer. (Amazon | Goodreads)
I love stories like this one, friends, about girls (or anyone, for that matter) coming out of their shells. It always leads to several things: One, some heartwarming moments; two, AWKWARDNESS; three, great new experiences and realizations that there are benefits to putting yourself out there. This one sounds cute and fun.
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley. (Amazon | Goodreads)
Friends, Susanna Kearsley is one of those authors whom I’ve read only once, but I really enjoyed (THE WINTER SEA) and have always wanted to read more. As a fan of the Outlander books, I’m not surprised that I’m drawn to these books that combine time travel and historical fiction. MARIANA was the kindle daily deal yesterday, so I snapped it up.
Sanctum: Guards of the Shadowlands #1 by Sarah Fine. (Amazon | Goodreads)
Ok. Another book that I’m taking a flyer on because, one, it was cheap for my kindle ($3.99), and two, because it sounds INSANELY AWESOME. It’s basically about a girl whose bestie kills herself, and so said girl–Lela–decides that she’s going to go to the gates of hell to save her friend’s soul and encounters some nasty creatures who sound like Hell cops. Friends. This book takes place in Hell. PSH. I’m in.
Woot! Hope you guys love your hauls this week!